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The Curve and a Tree

The Curve and a Tree

Walking back to the main building of Quinta da Roêda in the Douro Valley, Portugal in 2019. This tree was probably the tallest in the immediate area.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length31mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/100s

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Black Still Life

Black Still Life

A statue in the middle of Whistler, Canada. I love the contrast between the black statue of the fruit and cup and the bright red of the bush in the background.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 146mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s
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The Hills of The Douro Valley

The Hills of The Douro Valley

Beautiful late afternoon light hits the hills of the Douro Valley in Portugal in November 2019.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 84mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Birds Resting Up High

Birds Resting Up High

Birds resting on a construction crane above my head in Porto, Portugal back in November 2019.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 105mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 2s
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The Vines of the Douro Valley

The Vines of the Douro Valley

The vines in a distant field as seen from Quinta da Roêda. Bit of a drive from Porto, but lovely to visit.

Portugal, November 2019.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 35mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/640s
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The view from Quinta da Foz

The view from Quinta da Foz

One of the benefits of working from home at Automattic is meeting up with your team a few times a year in various parts of the world. Obviously that did not happen last year, won’t happen this year either and we had been playing a meetup for April or May last year but that didn’t work out.
In November 2019 I met my team in Porto, Portugal. During the week we had a day to relax so we did a tour of vineyards. After a lengthy drive we toured a couple, took a boat ride on the local river and had a nice meal in a local restaurant. The Quinta da Foz was the second vineyard we visited and it was wonderful. Old architecture and setting mixed with new technology to make wine.

Here’s the view from the road in front looking out on a tributary of the Douro River. It’s a beautiful part of Portugal.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Dom Luís Bridge

Dom Luís Bridge

Dom Luís Bridge

The Dom Luís Bridge in Porto, Portugal last November.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 23mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 3.2s
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Sunset on Stinson Beach

Stinson Beach, California. July 2007.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 59mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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The Interior of the Pantheon

The Pantheon is an almost 2,000 year old building in Rome. Originally it was a pagan temple but it is now a church and has been used throughout it’s history.

The building is circular with a portico of large granite Corinthian columns (eight in the first rank and two groups of four behind) under a pediment. A rectangular vestibule links the porch to the rotunda, which is under a coffered concrete dome, with a central opening (oculus) to the sky. Almost two thousand years after it was built, the Pantheon’s dome is still the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome. The height to the oculus and the diameter of the interior circle are the same, 142 feet (43 m). (Wikipedia)

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/30s
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Hanging In There!

The trapeze artist at the final night’s party at the 2017 #a8cgm.

Whistler, Canada. September 2017.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 210mm
ISO 12800
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Peak 2 Peak Gondola

Whistler, Canada. September 2017.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 19mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/40s
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DJ Mick @ a8cgm

At the final night’s party in Whistler, Canada. September 2017.

Aperture ƒ/4.5
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 55mm
ISO 4000
Shutter speed 1/50s